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Adding video background to your website

Evolving Your Website Using Background Videos

These days, websites without background videos run the risk of appearing old-fashioned. Even dinosaurish,

There’s nothing wrong with dinosaurs, or with looking like one. Dinosaurs are cool. Unless they’re chasing you of course.

But our new background videos have landed, exploded and changed the game. They have wiped out the old standards for beautiful websites, and have replaced them with a new standard that will leave all other websites looking like fossils.

Luckily, both our existing clients and our new ones have access to this brilliant new feature we’ve introduced, and we’d like to share its benefits with you today.

bold, italics and centering

Bold, Italics, Capitals – When To Call On Your Superheroes

A superhero is only super because he or she stands out amongst the crowd. If we were a planet of flying, teleporting, time-freezing super-strong aliens, then we wouldn’t think there was anything super about us. When it comes to using formatting methods such as bold, italics, capitals or centering, all of these little text-enhancing superheroes will only stand out if they are used sparingly, in the right place, and when absolutely necessary…

Do You need testimonials on your website?

Do I Need To Add Testimonials To My Website?

Reviews, testimonials, recommendations – we all seek reassurance in them. We might even skip past the good ones just to see if there are any bad ones.Other people are sources of information for us. They can tell us whether this product or service is actually any good or not. Reading their testimonials builds trust in your business.

multiple domains, domain forwarding and pointing

Should I Buy Multiple Domain Names For My Website?

If I have multiple domain names, will my website rank better on the search engines? Will I be more likely to draw in extra traffic? Will my website become a supercharged powerhouse bursting with domain names that will become a magnet for new business? The answer might not be quite as positive as you would expect, but hopefully we can answer your questions during this article…

How to come up with an effective domain name

How To Choose The Best Domain Name For Your Website

Choosing a domain name for your new business may not be as simple as you think. Most people just use their company name, but unless your branding is well recognised, this may work against you…

Is It Possible For A Website To Look Too Good?

Is it possible for your business website to look too good? Too polished? Too slick? Too posh?
Perhaps it depends on how slick and posh you already are.

Collecting customer data for email marketing

Stop Collecting Email Addresses On Your Website…Unless You Have Permission!

“If a customer fills out a form and adds their email address, what can I do with it?” This is a terrible question, asked by non-GDPR compliant cavemen and cavewoman who still think it’s OK to treat other people’s info as if it’s their own…

email newsletter marketing

How Do I Send An Email Newsletter?

You are building a GDPR-friendly email list, and now you want to start sending out newsletters, the professional way. Where do you start?

selling is serving

Selling Isn’t A Dirty Word. Selling Is Serving!

“Don’t sell your product. Solve their problems.” Mark Cuban’s wise words sum up the art of selling – it is about helping people, fixing problems and improving the lives of others…

Articles tagged in category (Tables)

Lay it on the Table

It’s vitally important for your website pages to be easy on the eye to help visitors take in all your information in the simplest and most pleasant way possible. Adding structure to your page to organise your content is a great way to achieve this and one of the most effective ways to add structure is to use tables. Tables can be very useful should you have a number of images, which you need to display. They can also help you to align, group or separate text and make it far easier to display combinations of images and text.

13/08/2009

Index your Website with Images!

Index pages or Visual Menu Pages are a great way for to display a breakdown of the products or services they have available. Ideal for websites with or without a shopping basket, it can help visitors to find what they're looking for quickly and easily by clearly showing the various categories and groups of products you specialise in. 

28/09/2009

Index / Menu Pages - Part 2

This Blog is Part 2 of a series looking at different ways to display your products and services. There are various ways, but we recommend going for the clear, easy to browse options, which will encourage visitors not only to click further into your site for more information but could also encourage maximum response and purchasing. Here, we're looking at using Visual Index or Menu Pages. Index or Menu Pages are a great way for to display a breakdown of the products you have available and the various categories and groups of products you specialise in. Click to see .

29/09/2009

Spotlight your WebPageswithTables.

When a website has lots of different information about lots of different things, it's important to lay it all out in sections so that visitors can cast their eyes over different areas and fully take in the separate pieces of information. In addition to the information about your products and services, you may wish to tell visitors about regular special offers or provide general news. You may want to invite them to join a forum or blog, highlight different aspects of your business, emphasize the customer service you offer or advise about the delivery and postage options…

07/10/2009

Reason8 s

I hope you’ve all enjoyed and been helped by these Tutorial Blogs. The Blogs offer constant access to step-by-step guides on how to make the very most of your Reason8 Website. If you get stuck when you build a website with Reason8 you can look for tutorials covering the following subjects:

09/12/2009

/agreat pagesusingTables.

When you build a website for your business, you’ll no doubt have a huge amount of information to include within your website pages. Your Reason8 offers a host of tools and functions to help you design your pages so that visitors and viewers can easily take in your information. Encouraging visitors to your website to stay long enough to take in sufficient information to encourage them to respond to you is the key. One proven way to achieve this is to create website pages, which are easy on the eye and allow visitors to take in all your information in the simplest and most pleasant way possible. Adding structure to your pages to organise your content is a great way to do this and one of the most effective ways to add structure is to use tables.

12/03/2010

More On Tables for Web Page Structure.

As we’ve said in previous tutorials, Tables provide with an invaluable tool when adding structure to a webpage. Structure ensures that the content (both text and images) is laid out in such a way, which allows website visitors to read and take it all in easily. Dividing the various sections of information up on a webpage provides each of those sections with a more prominent share of the spotlight. Overall, structure makes the first impression of a webpage far more aesthetically attractive and so encourages viewers to stay for longer and take in more information.

15/03/2010

Help, My computer's crashed!

Any PC repair shop can recount tales of grown men crying, women on the edge and businesses in ruin. Why? The cause is often simple, a crashed hard drive or rogue software update. It’s the resulting loss of data that can be devastating.  When you build a website the implications of data loss. To prevent disaster, not only your own computer files must be but also those of your website. At Reason8 we take the backup of data very seriously. Our systems and all the websites built on it are backed up every day, 7 days a week, 365 day of the year. We also have a second set of servers situated at a separate location. They are there for the purpose of extreme emergencies, and receives an entire backup of our system every night. So if disaster should strike we can be backup and running in no time.

17/03/2010

Website Text Quiz

Your Reason8 Tutorial Blog contains over 100 guides on how to get the best from your website. If you get stuck with anything while you or your develops your website, there’s a very good chance you’ll find the help you need. If you don’t then leave a comment at the bottom and tell us what you need help with. All the answers can be found within the existing tutorials about Website Text. , just in case you need a little clue but try to avoid unabashed cheating!!  If you want to have some fun and learn something too then open a notepad document next to your browser window and enter all the answers onto there, then simply paste them into a comment at the bottom when you’ve finished.

13/05/2010

Put a spotlight on your images.

Images are an integral part of any website, especially an ecommerce site, which will be using images to sell the products and / or services. Presenting your images in the best light is vital to help customers make that all important decision – to buy! If a customer wants a closer look at a product image, wouldn’t it be great if they could simply click on it and a larger version popped up in its own window? Well, brace yourself because your image presentation is about to get really exciting!! Reason8 have made life very easy for with a feature called the Lightbox and you’re not going to believe how simple it is to incorporate this feature into your website.

28/05/2010

Table Layouts

When you you really need to make sure that your website pages are easy to look at and are designed in a way, which actually helps visitors to absorb all your information. Displaying your content as neatly as possible can help you to ensure this. One of the best ways to design neat and structured pages is to use tables. Reason8’s table function is incredibly easy to use and so will help you to achieve perfect structure on all your primary pages.

01/06/2010

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